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"You have a horse."

Translation:Tá capall agat.

August 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nyanyan52

Did Irish borrow words from Romance languages? "Capall" looks so similar to "Caballo" in Spanish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JavaRogers

I was wondering the exact same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/19O492554

According to wiktionary, it's the other way round - Latin borrowed "caballus" from Gaulish - it has a Proto-Celtic root.

(technically, capall and "caballo" are cognates - they share the same root).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raycarey3

When do you use a "g"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack_McNicholl

After "ag an", for example. So "Tá X ag an gcapall" which is "The horse has X". This is an example of eclipsis, which also has a section in Duolingo that will hopefully explain more than I can.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SorkMeng127

the prase is soo hard please make it easy

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